June 10 Things That Matter Part I

Matthew 6:1-6, 16,17

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.


16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

18 that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.


In Jesus words we always find the truth and the things that ”truly” matter. Here in Matthew 6 we will look at several things that truly matter to God.

Today Jesus points outt “Motives Matter”! In our giving (1-4) if we give to have the praise of men we will have no spiritual benefit whatsoever. In our prayer time (5-7) is focused on impressing others, we have our reward. When fasting (16-17) we should not be seeking pity or praise from those around us. The motivation for everything we do should be to bring praise and glory to our Father. Our heart connected to His heart is what really matters.

(I apologize to the four of you who were using this devotional in the past. I plan to continue this for your benefit.)

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